A lot has changed due to the pandemic. Recently, Thane Municipal Corporation decided to discontinue the Thane Mayor Marathon, which had been otherwise conducted over the last 30 consecutive years during the rainy season.
An organizer explained, “This year, we are forced to cancel it due to the present prevailing conditions due to the Corona pandemic. During the marathon social distancing and the crowd is imminent and hence it is being called off,” Each year, over 25,000 participants including athletes from around the globe, take part in different categories like full and half marathon. Thane, which is the city that surrounds Mumbai, is also one of the most seriously afflicted cities due to the pandemic. According to civic officials, the number of positive cases in the city has gone above 8,000. The cancellation of marathon was the need of the hour.